Chester County Intermediate Unit

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 Currently, we are actively conducting executive searches for the following school districts:

Superintendent of Schools, Downingtown Area School District
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Dr. Joseph J. O’Brien, Executive Director
Chester County Intermediate Unit
455 Boot Road, Downingtown, PA  19335
(484) 237-5171 |

Deadline:  January 1, 2017

The Downingtown Area school district Board of Directors seeks an outstanding educational leader to apply for our superintendent position.  The board, staff and community are looking for a visionary leader to engage the hearts and minds of all of our students through relevant high quality learning experiences that prepare them to be active 21st century citizens in a global society. Our schools and district are regularly ranked among the best in the nation. Come and be part of one of the best school districts in Pennsylvania.

Downingtown Area school district is located in beautiful and historic Chester County in southeastern Pennsylvania. The Downingtown Area school district serves eight diverse municipalities spanning 82 square miles.  It has a student population of approximately 12,300 students in 10 elementary schools, a sixth grade center, two middle schools, two comprehensive high schools and a STEM academy high school.

Downingtown is approximately 45 minutes from Philadelphia, two hours from the Jersey Shore, the Poconos and Baltimore and three hours from New York City and Washington, DC.

The board seeks a dynamic and innovative leader who has a strong academic background and who has experience managing a large administrative team.  The candidate must have the ability and desire to lead and manage multiple tasks as well as having experience in special education management.

The Downingtown school district offers a regionally competitive salary and benefits package and a multi-year contract to an experienced superintendent/assistant superintendent with a minimum of three years experience. A doctorate degree is strongly preferred.  Candidates should possess or be eligible for Pennsylvania Superintendent Letter of Eligibility.  The target date of employment is July 1, 2017. Applications are due January 1, 2017. 

All contacts regarding this position should be directed to Chester County Intermediate Unit.  Letter of interest and resume should be sent to:

Dr. Joseph O’Brien, Executive Director, Chester County Intermediate Unit

455 Boot Road, Downingtown, PA 19335


Application deadline: January 1, 2017

All inquiries will be held in strict confidence.